Three hotels have joined the Budgetel portfolio as conversions from other brands:
- South Point, Ohio — 142-room conversion from Country Hearth located at the junction of the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia
- Paducah, Kentucky – 120-room conversion from Country Hearth located midway between Nashville and St. Louis
- Marietta, Georgia – 59-room conversion from Motel 6 located in north Atlanta suburb adjacent to the home field of baseball’s Atlanta Braves
Budgetel now operates 36 properties. It is one of three brands offered by Atlanta-based Hospitality Lodging Systems (HLS), together with AmeriVu Inn & Suites with 21 properties and Haven Inn & Suites with 9 properties.
“Our brands have special appeal as owners work to rebound from the pandemic,” said Doug Collins, Chairman and CEO of HLS. “We offer features that mean more profits, such as a low initial licensing fee, free unlimited reservations, and a flat monthly fee of $20 per room.”
HLS began operating in 2014 with the Budgetel and Haven brands, then added AmeriVu in 2016.